Man $800 out of pocket after grabbing officer

GRABBING the arm of a police officer who was arresting a man left Adam Oglesby with an $800 fine.

The 22-year-old was standing in Goondoon St when police proceeded to handcuff his brother.

Oglesby then grabbed the officer's upper right arm from behind.

He was subsequently apprehended and later released.

The police prosecutor said Oglesby's actions required a deterrent penalty.

"Police should not be subject to these actions while they are doing their duty," she said.

Oglesby's lawyer said the man's brother had been wrongly pointed out by security guards.

Magistrate Penelope Hay said Oglesby had a limited criminal history and was on probation at the time of the offence.

A conviction was recorded after Oglesby pleaded guilty to assault or obstruct police officer.



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